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Distance between Lafayette, LA (LFT) and Joplin, MO (JLN)

Flight distance from Lafayette to Joplin (Lafayette Regional Airport – Joplin Regional Airport) is 500 miles / 805 kilometers / 435 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 26 minutes.

Driving distance from Lafayette (LFT) to Joplin (JLN) is 629 miles / 1012 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 11 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lafayette to Joplin.

Shortest flight path between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and Joplin Regional Airport (JLN).

How far is Joplin from Lafayette?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Lafayette and Joplin. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 500.077 miles
  • 804.795 kilometers
  • 434.555 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 501.136 miles
  • 806.501 kilometers
  • 435.475 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″W

B Joplin Regional Airport
City: Joplin, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: JLN
ICAO Code: KJLN
Coordinates: 37°9′6″N, 94°29′53″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Lafayette and Joplin.

Time Difference

Lafayette, LA

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Joplin, MO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 99 kg (217 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lafayette (LFT) → Joplin (JLN).

Distance:
500
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
500

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